The long-awaited arrival of the Porsche Type 64 in the US drew quite a crowd of over 100 Porsches after the Porsche Club of America organized a parade to commemorate the arrival of the car that was designed by brand patriarch Ferdinand Porsche himself and has become the standard bearer for which Porsche has modeled a lot of their cars, including the 911 and the 356.

The Type 64 will make its first appearance in the US – it’s also actually the first time it’s left its perch at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart - where it will be on display for three months at the Atlanta High Museum of Art.

Porsche Cars North America CEO Detley von Platen explains the historical significance of the Type 64 to the history of Porsche and how a car that was actually never made became the model for all of Porsche cars are based on.

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4 comments:

  (341) posted on 03.28.2010

Sweet, well the first time that I have seen this photo I was kinda thinking that it could have been a Bentley or a Ford but when I learned that it is a Porsche, I was amazed. Considering the image that their cars have nowadays, I didn’t think that they have produced such cars from the past. Well, since then they have cool cars up to now. Kudos Porsche.

  (512) posted on 03.26.2010

Type 64 looks like an old airplane pit, no frills no thrills.

  (939) posted on 03.26.2010

Well designed, simple but drives everything effectively.

  (364) posted on 03.25.2010

Good ole’ oldie, at least it reaches the US soil even though it took so long. It just simply shows how the porsche humble begining.

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